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Troops’ investment in the Exchange pays off for entire military community

Posted October 26, 2012 by Chris Ward

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is paying dividends in more ways than one as Troops and their families exercising their benefit by dining at and shopping at Exchange facilities last year generated a dividend of $203.3 million. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare…

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Edwards leadership addresses topics from last month’s town hall meeting

Posted October 26, 2012 by 412th Force Support Group

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses a base resident’s question about budget reallocations occuring at the Base Fitness Center during the town hall meeting held Sep. 20, 2012 at the Conference Center. On Sept. 20th, the 412 Test Wing hosted the first community town hall. This…

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TPS technical director honored for outstanding flight test contributions

Posted October 26, 2012 by Laura Mowry

The Society of Flight Test Engineers honored United States Air Force Test Pilot School technical director, David L. Vanhoy, with the 2012 Kelly Johnson Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in flight test engineering. It is a single, annual award that recognizes an individual for their substantial contributions to flight test and the society. The…

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JSF completes first in-flight release of AIM-120

Posted October 26, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of an instrumented AIM-120 from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 19. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Matt Phillips, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned an AIM-120 over…

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Live fire training keeps Edwards department proficient

Posted October 26, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Firefighters prepare to enter a mobile live fire trainer provided by North Tree Fire International when the Edwards Fire Department gathered together Oct.18 for structural fire training, which is required every six months. The Edwards Fire Department gathered for live fire training Oct. 18 with the help of North…

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419th FLTS crowned kings of court

Posted October 26, 2012 by Air Force photograph by Steven Lowe

The 419th Flight Test Squadron celebrates after winning the 2012 Edwards Intramural Volleyball Championship game Oct. 18. The 419th FLTS volleyball team defeated the 412th Operations Group after playing three sets with a score of 23-25, 25-21 and 15-11 in order to win the championship. The intramural volleyball season will move back to its normal…

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Team Edwards wants this Halloween to be fun, safe

Posted October 26, 2012 by 412th Security Forces Squadron

Air Force photograph by R.J. Oriez Halloween enjoys a spirited tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. Children on base will be Trick-or-treating Oct. 31 during the designated hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. under the watchful care of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and the…

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Family Fishing Derby planning and sign ups

Posted October 26, 2012 by Stephanie Vaughn

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson Mark your calendars for Nov. 17. The Edwards Air Force Base Family Fishing Derby will tentatively be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Branch Memorial Park and Pond near the South Gate. Come out and enjoy a free day of fishing, food and fun….

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Spontaneous car show pops up at West Gate

Posted October 26, 2012 by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Those who drove by Century Circle Oct. 18 might have seen more than just the legendary planes on display outside the West Gate. They may have seen some automobiles parked in front that date back even before some of those jets. The old Ford Model A’s parked in a row belonged to the Paradise Valley…

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Status Quo

Posted October 26, 2012 by Maj. Brian Sporysz

We have all heard it from somebody or been the person to say, “But, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Why is that? Is it because it is easier to go with the status quo than try to invoke change? I believe the thought of change tends to scare people. People fear trying something…

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